John J. Farrell

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John J. Farrell in 1917

John J. Farrell (1872 - July 22, 1946) was the Dairy and Food Commissioner of Minnesota in 1917 and president of the National Creamery Buttermakers' Association. By 1921 he was the secretary of National Dairy Products.[1] He was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate in the United States Senate elections of 1924 for senator from Minnesota.[2] He was the Minnesota Democratic state chair in 1931.[3]

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Farrell was born in 1872 in Ohio to Daniel Farrell and Mary Guyton, both Irish immigrant parents. They migrated to Minnesota in 1886. He married in August of 1901 Mabel Sanborn of Faribault, Minnesota, a daughter of W. N. Sanborn.[1]

By 1917, Farrell was the Dairy and Food Commissioner of Minnesota and president of the National Creamery Buttermakers' Association.[2]

By 1921 Farrell was the secretary of National Dairy Products Committee.[4] In 1924, he was the unsuccessful Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota.[3]

Farrell died on July 22, 1946 in South Harbor Township, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "John J. Farrell". Compendium of History and Biography of Carver and Hennepin Counties, Minnesota. This enterprising business man and industrial promoter became a resident of Carver, Minnesota, in 1886, coming to this state from Ohio, where he was employed in the creamery and cheese factory of S. Straight & Son ...
  2. 2.0 2.1 "John J. Farrell". Sunday Oregonian. January 14, 1917. Retrieved 2015-01-09. J. J. Farrell Is in the thick of the fight over the high cost of milk and butter, which is spreading all over the United States. Besides being Dairy and Food Commissioner of Minnesota, Mr. Farrell is head of the National Dairy, Food and Drug Officials and president of the National Creamery Buttermakers' Association.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "John J. Farrell". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2015-01-09. Farrell, John J. — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1924; Minnesota Democratic state chair, 1931. Burial location unknown.
  4. "John J. Farrell, Secretary of the National Dairy Products Committee". Butter Cheese and Egg Journal. 1921. Retrieved 2015-01-09.